In battle of wits, teams flex their axons and stretch their dendrites


Brain Bowl 2014, a Jeopardy!-style quiz event sponsored by the Center for Biomedical Neuroscience at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio


7 p.m. Tuesday, April 29


UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229


Teams from The University of Texas at San Antonio, Texas A&M University and UT Arlington


Training the next generation of neuroscientists studying schizophrenia, addiction, Parkinson’s disease and many other conditions


David Morilak, Ph.D., professor of pharmacology at the UT Health Science Center, is the emcee. The judges ring cowbells and blow horns, often comically. Dr. Morilak frequently inserts humor, such as this from last year’s Bowl: “The next category is drugs and the brain, which I caution you to know too much about — I remind you that your advisers are watching and maybe your parents, since we’re on live web feed!”

This is the 15th Brain Bowl at the Health Science Center.


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